Saturday, February 27, 2010

Abby & WIld Eyes OK

Hi All,
Getting a lot of calls and emails about Abby and her safety in light of the massive earthquake in Chile. She is well and has not experienced anything out of the ordinary. Her current position is 16 19S and 123 26W heading south at 6.5-7 knots. Winds are light out of the NE.

The ocean depth is so great where she is there is very little chance that she will experience even an unusual swell. The effects of a Tsunami are felt when the wave action reaches shallow coastal waters. In fact being near the Southern California coast, we may be in more danger than her!

It was a bit alarming waking up to concerned calls from the Coast Guard but we do appreciate all of your concerns. Abby will blog later on today and will be checking in more frequently today in light of the situation.

Our prayers are with those who have been effected by this catastrophic earthquake in Chile.

Team Abby

136 comments:

  1. thank you so much for telling us our little girl is ok

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  2. Awesome...thank you so much for the good report on Abby! Praying for those who have been and may be impacted.
    Keith and Kathy Wargo, Newark DE

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  3. Thanks for the up date, Your right in that deep of water you probably wouldn't notice any change in swell size. Pray for the areas that may be in its path.(the islands in the pacific) Sail on Abby.

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  4. Well that's great news. Abby may be physically alone, but it seems like she has the whole world watching her back!

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  5. Glad to hear she's not in any danger. As soon as I saw the map of the earthquake I immediately thought of Abby and jumped to this site to see if there was any news on what the situation is.

    It's been very interesting following Abby's journey. I wish her and Team Abby all the best and am keeping her in my prayers.

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  6. Thanks for the update! Godspeed Abby!
    -BB

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  7. Thank God, we have all been very worried.

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  8. Thanks god and continuing prayers go out to Abby and her awesome team.

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  9. That's what I thought but good to know for sure. Stay safe.

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  10. Glad to hear she's in good shape!

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  11. I thought of Abby immediately upon hearing of the earthquake...said a prayer for her safety. Thank you Team for the update. Be safe.
    --DD Florida

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  12. We wish Abby all the best. Thank you so much for this update.

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  13. THANK YOU! Am a fellow female solo sailor & been blogging,etc since 8AM EST trying to get info on Abby. Was afraid a major broadside swell would turtle her while sleeping and although her boat is prepared for that, would be terrifying... THANK GOD!

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  14. Debbie in Tampa, FLFebruary 27, 2010 at 8:23 AM

    To Abby and Abby's Team,

    Thank the Good Lord Abby is o.k. This was very scary when I learned of it and realized she is right there in the path of a potential tsunami. But like everyone is saying, she is o.k. and she probably won't feel much, it's those on shore that will, which of course is not good, hopefully those in the way won't get anything but a little wave. I have family in California too, and I will pray for all those who have the potential to be in harm's way and for those who have been affected by this horrible quake and its aftershocks. But anyway, Thank God Abby is alright and just sailing along. I'll be looking for updates.

    Take Care and God Bless,
    Debbie in Tampa, Fl

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  15. 02-27-10 @ 11:26
    Team Abby, thank you for the up-date, glad to see that all is well. Yes I imagine getting woke up by the concerned Coast Guard would tend to alarm you. Thanks again.

    Michael (75) from Kingwood, WV

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  16. Thanks be to God. She was the first one I thought of when I heard of the tsunami warning.

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  17. PHEW!!!!!!!!!!!! I know someone in HI is dealing w/the siren that has gone off at 6am(their time)...Hope Abby is out of harm's way...

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  18. We are praying for the people of Chile and all the areas that could be affected by the possible tsunami.

    We thank God He has answered our prayers concerning Abby.

    Ed

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  19. Thank you so much for the update. I was very concern aftar waking up to the news of the earthquake in Chile. I was so glad to hear that Abby is fine. My heart goes out to the people of Chile and my prayers and thoughts will be with them and Abby. Gail/Ventura

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  20. After the people of Chile, I thought about Abby and have been concerned all morning. Thank you for the update, I'm glad that she is well. My prayers are with the Chilean people.

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  21. Thanks Team Abby - I have been concerned as well. Will check later for updates from Abby.

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  22. Well.. as far as Captain Abby is out from the land.. the MOST that Wild Eyes would feel would be just a small 1 - 3 meter wave... which compared to the waves that are storm driven are pretty small. If you listen really carefully as the wave passes by and you are down in the cabin.. you MAY hear the vibration of the quake as the energy passes by. Reports from sailors in Pago-Pago that were in their boats just before the tsunami reported hearing a deep rumbling from the sides of the boat.

    Captain Abby.. keep your ears open... let us know what you hear.

    As always... Sail Safe.. Post Often and have FUN


    Richard Rumble
    Dana Point, CA

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  23. good luck abby i hope u and wild eyes are ok

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  24. Thank you so much for the news on Abby's safety.
    A.W. Florida

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  25. Team Abby: Thank you for letting us know that Abby is OK. I immediately thought of her when I heard the news of that giant quake. Appreciate you keeping us updated....we are like a giant family of parents out here needing to hear news of 'our' Abby. Looking forward to further updates.

    Abby, you're always in my prayers.

    Blessings,
    Janell in Oklahoma, USA

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  26. amazing but Abby was the first person I thought of when I heard of the earthquake and it's location. So glad to hear all is well.

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  27. Team Abby,

    Thanks so much for that info. One of my first thoughts when I heard the news of the earthquake was Abby. I was confident that she would notice little or no difference in the height of the swells but I wondered if she would detect any difference in current. In my area, there is a tsunami advisory which says that there may be strong currents and tidal surges in the coastal areas, but no damaging conditions. Thanks for putting our concerns at ease, team Abby.

    From Seattle, WA, USA
    SaltyDog

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  28. Team Abby, sail on, smooth seas and fair winds!
    aisling

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  29. A tsunami is a shock wave moving through the water at a very high rate of speed. Perhaps up to 500 mph. The only time it will be felt is when the bottom comes up near shore. It is highly unlikley that vessels at sea would even know it has come and gone.

    Cape Horn is the challenge ahead...not this tsunami.

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  30. That is a great relief to know - thank you very much.

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  31. Thank you Team Abby,

    That is good news, we are expecting it to hit the SE coast of Queensland around 8.00am today Sunday

    ESTTSUNAMI SOURCE:
    An undersea earthquake of magnitude 8.8 occurred at 4:34 PM EST on Saturday 27
    February 2010 near THE COAST OF CENTRAL CHILE [latitude 35.320S longitude
    72.930W ]

    Brian Riley
    Hervey Bay,Queenland AU

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  32. Would have thanked you folks sooner for getting us an "all clear" but I was busy rinsing out a few things...

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  33. Thank you! I just learnt about the earthquake and the tsunami, and my first reaction was to come here. I am relieved. It is lucky it would not happen some time later... the stop in Cabo was a good thing!

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  34. Thank so much for your quick update! I was certainly looking at my chart and wondering. Glad all is well. That boat is definitely making good time. Wishing her fair winds...
    IndyMike
    39°50’N, 86°9’W

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  35. I've been following Abby and the first thing I did after hearing about Chile....was to check her blog. My prayers are also with anyone who is affected by the earthquake. Take care Abby!!

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  36. Abby's spirit of adventure is a marvel and an inspiration! Thank God she's got a great team behind her. Terrific news that Abby's okay!!

    Frank

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  37. Whew!

    Melanie in Torrance

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  38. To Abby: I was up at the time of the earthquake in Chili and was watching it on CNN. I called the Coast Guard and they ask me your location. I told them to go to your website. So the Coast guard person on the phone with me, got on-line, and I told him to click on "Where's Abby". He did this and he could see you might in danger. He then said he would do something called a ship to ship message transfer, and try to give you a warning about possible large wave action and get ready.
    Abby; I'm just glad I was up at that hour and maybe I could help. It sounds like the Coast Guard came threw. I guess there ship to ship message got threw. I have to admit, I was really afraid for you, But I was so-so glad to turn on my computer and here you were OK. There is a God!!!!!!!! I've been up since 3:00; now I can go back to my rack.
    Abby:You really had me worried there for awhile so be careful, and like I always say; Stay tied off, you never know when you'll be hit by a rough wave.
    Woodrow Wilson, from San Diego, Ca

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  39. Wow! To Abby's Mom and Dad, I'm sure you know how many people are praying for your little girl. One of the first things I thought of was,"Pray for Abby". I will continue to pray that God protects her travels. Isaiah 6:3 Thou will keep thee in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on thee".

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  40. So glad to hear. Thank you for the update. The second I heard about the earthquake I thought of Abby. Glad she is ok. Always in our hearts, thoughts and prayers.

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  41. thanx for the update...after reading about the 1960 devastation from an 8.6 earthquake and tsunami we will all feel better when this passes uneventfully. (I hope)...zeke roseville, ca

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  42. Team Abby

    Thanks for the update

    glad Abby is OK.

    All the Best

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  43. My husband used earthquake, tsunami and Pacific Ocean all in one sentence and I just thought, OMG! Abby! I'm comforted to read 'Mom's' blog stating that you may not even notice much out there.

    Sail on safely!
    Namaste~~

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  44. Team Abby - Thanks for the update -
    and the lat / long data. We were very concerned for Abby. There will be the usual massive after shocks but it sounds like she is well clear of that.

    I sent my guardian angel to look out for Abby.

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  45. you go girl stay safe coronado san diego ca

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  46. Our thoughts are always with Abby, now our thoughts will also be with Chile and anyone affected by this Quake.

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  47. Thank you for taking the time to update us. There are a lot of us out here keeping Abby in our prayers. So glad she's ok.

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  48. searched and wondered how i could find risks to abby and wild eyes......should have known....team abby on the ball with details regarding her position and safety.....reassured, thanks

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  49. Thank you so much for posting this update on Abby's safety in light of the quake. Very much appreciated!!

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  50. I also immediately thought of Abby but knew she'd be safe experiencing only a swell. My thoughts are with the affected people of Chile and hope shore people around the Pacific hear of the tsunami warnings and evacuate in time.

    8.8 magnitude is huge, ranked 7th of all recorded quakes. The greatest recorded magnitude ever was also in Chile in 1960. It was 9.5. The 1964 Alaskan quake was 9.2. North and South American subduction faults produce the greatest magnitudes on earth, greater than the San Andreas fault of California. Eventually the area where I live on the northern Washington coast will also experience a huge quake like it did in 1700. That was a magnitude 9.0 and the tsunami was recorded in Japan.

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  51. Thanks for the update... Even though the expectation would be she would not see an impact from a Tsunami out in the open ocean, as a parent, I am sure there is much comfort in actually talking to her and knowing she is doing well. So glad you quickly passed this information along.

    I have family in Hawaii so praying there is minimal impact there as well.

    Continuing to pray...

    God Bless
    Mary.. and the Lyon clan
    Jacksonville Beach, FL

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  52. Well that's great news.Thanks for the up date haifa yosi47

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  53. Now I can get my day started! Anxiety over Abby's safety had me hoping for an update. Thanks!We are much relieved! Beverly from Clarksville, Maryland

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  54. Thank God that you are not in harm's way from the tsunami threat! Thanks also to your well wisher "Woodrow Wilson" who phoned the Coast Guard immediately so that they could warn you directly. My prayers are to the people of Chile who have been affected by the giant 8.8 earthquake and also with you for a safe voyage.

    Swift winds and fair currents as you attempt to join the ranks of historic navigators like Magellan in circumnavigating the globe by sea.

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  55. I am new to this blog, and blogging all together..you must be a brave soul to be where you are..hats off and hopefully all goes well

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  56. Very Good news that she is safe!!! Thank you for letting us know her where abouts and safety. Of course still keeping her in our prayers!!! (as usual)
    Stay WELL and my God keep holding you safely in His hands.

    All of our love,
    Sunny Miller and The Aquafriends Group :)

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  57. Abby's position:
    http://www.sailwx.info/shiptrack/shipposition.phtml?call=WDF3148

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  58. So thankful Abby is well and safe! Thanks for updating us who are worrying...God speed...Go Abby Go!

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  59. The sentiments and concern for Abby expressed here are amazing!

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  60. You silly gits! Doesn't everyone know by now, after all the tsunamis and earthquakes we've witnessed in the past decade, that the safest place to be is out at sea (or on high ground?) Why would you even imagine that Abby was in danger?!! The Coast Guard should absolutely know better!

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  61. Soo glad about these good news!

    In the dizziness of awakening I heard about the Tsunami in the morning news. And since I have my global wall map with Abby's route next to my bed, my first thought was: Is she okay??

    Keep going Abby and please stay safe!
    Christiane from Germany

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  62. Thanks for the update on Abby. Glad to hear everything is ok.

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  63. Being the father of 4 daughters thank you for being on top of this. Jim, Santa Clarita

    JPK

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  64. Great news to hear. Thank you for the update.

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  65. Thank you
    God bless you all
    Richard (QLD) Aus

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  66. Thanks for the great update. Abby has been on my mind all day and was very concerned about her safety and the fact that she was aware of a potential danger.

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  67. great news.Be safe little lady,we love you.

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  68. Hello Abby,
    glad that you are safe and I hope, that the impact on the people of Chile is minimal.
    Trudy, Austria/Australia

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  69. I know in my heart your trip will be completed safely. You are John Glen of the sea.This morning the Good Lord,s comp. crashed from all the prayers. You are truly blessed.GOD SPEED

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  70. I actually learned of this earthquake from Minoru Saito's website. He, too, is soloing around as the oldest to do so, but the last several months have been ridiculously difficult for him. He has been in harbor in Valdivia, Chile, which is only 265 miles due south of the epicenter. So far, his team has not updated us whether he is safe or not. After all he's been through, an earthquake is the last thing he needs! Here is his team's posting:
    http://saito8.blogspot.com/2010/02/day-513-feb-2710-earthquake.html
    --Karen Husmann (sorry I can't sign in with my Google account; it's being cranky)

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  71. Bonjour Abby & Wild Eyes,

    Know what? Laura Dekker has just bought a Jeanneau Gin Fizz Ketch and she mentions you and Jessica in her last post on her web page.

    Take care, Be safe

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  72. Thank for the update. She was the first person I thought about when I heard about the Tsunami warning.

    Hope you all stay safe also in Southern California.

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  73. HELLO TO ABBY AND TEAM - Thank you for you up-date on Abby's safety. One of my first thoughts this morning was concern and hope all would be fine.

    I live in Picton, Marlborough Sounds and we are all a little bit tense at the moment. Our main channel to the North Island is closed, and all are warned against going out in the their boats until further notice. I am sure there will not be too much to worry about though.

    Take care, Abby and I will write again later.

    Lynne (Picton, NZ.)

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  74. I INSTANTLY thought of Abby and her location when they stated Tsunami's are heading for Hawaii... Thank GOD she is not in harms way!! Abby, you are a VERY courageous young lady, and I wish you success in your quest!

    Best Wishes,
    Karen
    Phoenix, AZ

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  75. Dawn from Idyllwild, CAFebruary 27, 2010 at 1:07 PM

    Now I know how to follow Abby's journey...she's the first one I thought of when learning of the quake...so I'll be cheering her on through this site. You go girl!

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  76. Like so many others here I have been worried about Abby so I am relieved to hear that all is well...

    Pray for the families affected by the earthquake and hope that the tsunami does not wreck havoc...

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  77. Thank you for posting this and setting our minds at ease. When I heard the news, my first thought was of Abby. So glad she's ok.

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  78. There's a DART buoy @ 8.489 S 125.006 W just North of Abby's position showing what it recorded.

    Minor fluctuation out there:

    http://www.ndbc.noaa.gov/station_page.php?station=51406

    Just a rolling swell out there, though on the map Abby's pretty close to Pitcairn to the South, which I don't think even has any beaches, and a seamount equally close to her East (no idea it's height).

    Shouldn't be a problem but would be interesting indeed to learn if she sensed, felt or saw anything related.

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  79. Are you sure of the 123W number? Sounds awfully far west to be heading for the cape.

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  80. Been a long time she posted last time....... i wonder if she is still okay......anyone know...i have never been on her blog. I too am a mom of a girl her age and Abby was in my near immediate thoughts this morning upon learning about the possible conditiions she faces. I dont have a world atlas to track where she is so I am concerned. Can anyone please leave a message on here to let me know if she is still okay or not...That little girl has been on my mind since i first heard about her journey many months ago.......tough lil she is......makes for a strong woman!
    Thanks

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  81. Thank you much for the update regarding our little girl abby in the ocean. Glad to hear she is safe.

    Our prayers to all that got affected by the massive earthquake in Chile.

    fr@ncis

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  82. Thanks for the update. 1st heard about the earthquake at 12:01 Am and went to "where is Abby" right away. I figured that she is probably close to Peru or Ecuador and might be in danger. That is why I sent e-mail to Team Abby.

    Anyway, thanks for the update again!
    Godspeed Abby!
    SFO

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  83. Ships Log: Feb. 27 2010

    Today I surfed a Tsunami.

    Stay Safe
    Ron
    Houston

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  84. @45° 31′ 0.02″ N, 73° 39′ 0.02″ W ... Where did you find the info about Laura Dekker buying a boat? I find no posts written by on her site.

    Help, Bob

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  85. It seems the largest wave behind you so far is the wave of collective consciousness. You are bringing many of us together, all focused on you, your whereabouts, and Team Abby's constant vigilence. No matter where you are, there He (and we) are, too. Hugs, Abby! Stay alert and fastened on...waiting to hear from you (with prayers for those hit by the quake and its aftermath. (Did you feel/hear anything?) Any more flying fish? Anticipating word from you soon...

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  86. I am so glad she is ok, I have been reading her blog since she left, and i am happy that is so fine. peace be with her and her family

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  87. I'm so pleased to hear that everything is O.K. for Abby. Thank you for your update.
    Regards,
    Ingrid, Tyreso, Sweden

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  88. Awesome, glad to hear you are doing fine. One of my first thoughts when I heard about the tsunami was of you and your journey. Glad you are in deep water!

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  89. Abby,
    Now you can add riding over the top of a tsunami to your book of memories! Stay safe!!
    Capt'n Mudgie

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  90. Joe Pope from Thousand OaksFebruary 27, 2010 at 3:12 PM

    My friend Artie was circumnavigating in 2005 (?) when the big tsunami happened in Indonesia. At the time, he had already passed through those waters and was in Capetown, South Africa. He told me the boat rose and fell 6 feet in about a minute.

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  91. My first reaction on hearing about earthquake and tsunami was "where is Abby and Wild Eyes....so glad you are ok Abby. Thoughts and prayers are with you on your journey and same to the people of Chile...From Fairview Heights, Illinois

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  92. Thank you so much for your post about Abby's safety. Commonsense told me she would be ok but I admit I was still a little worried!
    Praise our wonderful lord that Abby is safe and that the casualty count seems to be low in Chile too!
    Many prayers are being sent up and will continue to be, from around the world for the victims of this latest upheaval of our earth. We mustn't forget to continue to pray also for the Haiti people.
    Perhaps this little blog site of Abby's can become a focus and a beacon of light for all of us who believe in a loving God, to express our trust and confidence in Him as we interceed together.
    God Bless Abby and your Mum & Dad and family.
    Wilma Kathleen

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  93. Whew! Thanks for the prompt update. I was out shopping when I heard about the earthquake, and knew Abby was nearly parallel to Chile. I couldn't wait to get home and see if there was a post. Glad it shouldn't affect her, and sad for those who are affected.

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  94. @45° 31′ 0.02″ N, 73° 39′ 0.02″ W ... Never mind, I found it Dutch. If I could only translate.........

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  95. Yea I too thought about Abby. But then I realized that she is probably safer out there then anywhere else in the pacific. It will be interesting to see what she experiences if anything. Jaime

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  96. 02-27-10 @ 19:50
    @ Bob from Seattle: Maybe I can help you with this link "translate.google.com".
    I have to come up right sooner or later...lol..

    Michael

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  97. Thank you so much for your post about Abby's safety.

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  98. Bob...would you post the link for the rest of us?! Translate it with the little "translate" to the right of the input box on Google.

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  99. wow, what a wonderful girl!! You should be so proud of her as parents. she is very brave and sailing like that is hard to do at any age, let alone 16. I will pray she reaches her home safely. God speed Abby!

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  100. Good news that Abby is out of any danger from the Tsunami caused by the Chilean earthquake ~ but how sad for all those people who are now homeless and those who have lost loved ones. Our thoughts are with you.

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  101. To abby and parents and team
    So happy to hear all is well! I am parked by the ocean near ventura ca saying thanks to god for abby's safety. Del

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  102. Thought she'd be okay, but it is good to hear just the same.
    Thanks team.
    Toni

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  103.      
    TO:   "Bob from Seattle" at February 27, 2010 4:00 PM, and "45° 31 0.02 N, 73° 39 0.02 W" at February 27, 2010 12:34 PM
    FROM:   Puzzled, anonymous.
    RE.: Laura Dekker new boat ...

    Well, I'd say, providing links should help. TIA!

    H.

    Amsterdam
    Netherlands
     

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  104. Thanks for the info and the explanation - I'd been wondering about her since I heard about the quake and potential tsunami.

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  105. Bonjour Abby & Wild Eyes,

    Waiting for some fishing pictures...:-)

    @BobfromSeattle: Google traduction works but it takes a bit of imagination to take the computer's poetry out of the results. :-)

    http://translate.google.com/#

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  106. 6pm PST on 27Feb2010 and nothing yet from Abby herself! Are we sure she's okay?

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  107. I'm glad she's doing okay. What an amazing journey.

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  108. Hello, Abby and family, So thankful you are in good standing. Woodrow Wilson, thank you for alerting the Coast Guard along with others on the team. Our love and prayers to Abby and her team and family. Grandmom Patricia and granddaughter, Courtney, 13.

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  109. I heard about earthquake in Chile while driving to work this morning. Tsunami and Abby were the first thoughts to cross my mind. I'm glad she's safe. God Speed!

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  110. Thanks for the update team Abby !!!
    Fair winds and smooth sailing Abby
    God Bless
    Dale Kelle Taylor and Sierra

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  111. Mike & Rosalyn KeimFebruary 27, 2010 at 7:44 PM

    Abby, No doubt you and Jessica. You are undertaking challenges way beyond your years. How did you treat yourself upon crossing the Equator? Jessica threw a bucket of water over herself. The tsumani shouldn't worry you that much and we trust all will be plain sailing. May the sea God be with you. Beat regards from Mike and Rosalyn in Warwick Qld, Australia.

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  112. My first thoughts, after hearing about the quake, were with Abby and Wild Eyes. Glad all is well..... Keep on keepin' on...

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  113. Hi Abby,

    Glad to hear you will not expect anything out of the ordinary.

    I hope everyone in their haste who "rushed to their computers to check on Abby" have also given a thought to the hundreds who have lost their lives, to the thousands who have lost loved ones, to the tens of thousands who have lost possessions and to the millions who lives will be affected!

    Josie

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  114. WOW! What are the odds of her boat being right smack in the path of a tsunami heading westward from Chile generated from an 8.8 earthquake? An 8.8 !! that is unheard of. Look at her on the map...she is centered exactly where this monstrous force passed under her. If there was any land near where she was it would have been completely wiped out. Thankfully she was in very deep water so it is harmless to her and her boat. I can't wait to hear if Abby felt anything as it passed under her

    This could be an omen...be careful Abby, double check everything and thanks to Team Abby for the update

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  115. God Bless Abby, you are in my thoughts and prayers. Sara C.

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  116. Great news to hear Abby and Wild Eyes should be OK. We have been following your and Jesica's voyage since setting sail. Our friends are encouraged to log in as well as we find your blogs quite interesting. May the sea God keep you safe for the rest of your journey.

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  117. Well done Abby and Wild Eyes. Stay safe and enjoy the ride.

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  118. Just a thought, you think there is any chance this is why you had a ton of flying fish on deck the other day? I've heard some creatures are more "in tune" with the Earths condition. Anyway- Prayers to you and the people of Chilie.

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  119. Hi Captain Abby,
    I am an old salt from way back but my kids reckon I am computer illiterate. I was beginning to believe them because I couldn't get a blog through to you so today I will try under Anonymous. BTW can anyone tell me what URL means?

    I have been following Jesse from Day 1 an would like to do the same with you. Every bit of added goodwill pushing you must help.
    I have been a blue water sailor in my younger days but no way would I ever go solo. So brave girl safe sailing and Godspeed

    Peter, Go;d Coast Aus.

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  120. Thank you for the coordinates. For anyone following with google earth it makes it much more interesting when we can make a plot with a stick pin and see the weather overlay. very cool.

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  121. Hola Abby

    Estoy complacido de que te encuentres bién. Se requiere de mucho valor y coraje para esta meta que te has propuesto. Te deseo lo mejor.

    Saludos

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  122. Doug & DebbieMarch 1, 2010 at 10:22 AM

    Man! Am so glad you and Eyes are ok and haven't experienced anything bad due to the earthquake. First post for me but we (wife and I) follow your blogs and pix daily. We also pray for your safety and hope you experience nothing but good on this great adventure!

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  123. @Bloggers. Maybe avoid calling Abby "little girl". Jessica wrote in a blog recently that she hated being labeled as a "little girl", at least if that involved competence.

    I don't know what you Abby think about this term, but I assume you prefer being labeled as experienced sailor. I did not like being called "little boy" when I was young.

    /Ben Larson, Sweden

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  124. Wow, what an amazing young lady you are. I can't wait to share this with my children, 11,14,and 16. Stay safe and enjoy your dream as it becomes a reality!

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  125. praying for you continued safety from tupelo, ms.

    russell smith

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  126. GREAT PROGRESS ABBY!!!!!Really enjoying your blog Best Wishes ! Cheers!

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  127. Hi Abby, I have been checking everyday to see if we have a new blog from you. I do have to say, I am a little worried about you. I know that your parents are keeping a eye on you and that you are probably very busy. I will check tomorrow. My prayers and thoughts are with you. Gail/Ventura

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  128. You an amazing young lady,this really a Great Work,Your are one of those person i want to learn from.May God Bless you and give you more courage to add to people life.i will be following your blog now.

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